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Looking for things to do in Orlando? A place to cool off from the summertime heat? Kayaking in the 72 degree waters of the local spring fed runs will do the trick. Whether it's bird watching, wildlife, photography, paddling, swimming, snorkeling or just having a relaxing trip on the lazy river, we have a tour designed with you in mind. Check out the tours we have put together or create one of your own. 

St. Johns River 2-3 hours $60.00
Rock Springs Run 2-3 hours $65.00 
Extreme Emerald Cut 2-3 or 4-5 hours $65.00 or $95.00
Wekiva River 2-3 or 4-5 hours $60.00 or $90.00
Lil Amazon 2-3 or 4-5 hours $60.00 or $90.00
Silver River 4-5 or 6-7 hours $90.00 or $125.00
Extreme Blackwater Lake 2-3 hours $60.00
Photographers Tour $150.00 or $300.00
Winter Manatee Tour 2-3 hours $60.00

To learn more about Kayaking near Orlando or to book online visit: http://www.kayakcentralflorida.com/
contact us at 352-589-7899 or jenny@kayakcentralflorida.com

We also offer a vacation rental home.  Ask us about reservations, we'll be happy to accommodate you.

Wen's Silver River tour July 7, 2014


Scarlet Hibiscus

Photo Op! There's lots of those on the Silver River ;-)

Red-bellied Turtle

Brown Water Snake and Resurrection Fern

beautiful Male Wood Duck

All Smiles!
That's what it's all about on the Silver River. It's hard to spend the day there and not find something to make you smile. This was Wen's first time kayaking and she did an awesome job! We're certainly glad she picked us to do it with too!!

Marshall's Rock Springs Run May 13, 2014



We got an early start this morning and were the first ones on the river.We could hear a Barred Owl as we paddled down and we stayed quiet hoping to see the Big Boy Gator that hangs out at the 40 ft hole. As we crept closer, there he was, it's an awesome site. We saw a Great Blue Heron, Limpkins, Swallow-tailed Kites and there are lots of Apple Snails Eggs on the vegetation. We also got to see several of the Turtles and a few other Gators were out sunning. It was a great morning paddle on the clear waters of Rock Springs Run.

Kayaking Blackwater Lake, Eustis, FL April 28, 2014



















We put in on Blackwater Creek at sun up and with the morning light coming through the trees you could start to make out the ghost stumps of ancient Cypress Trees that were logged in years gone by. Coming out of the dark creek we could see the sun shining on the lake in all it's glory. We skirted the edge under the old Cypress in a dream like state and took a break to walk up the Sand hill to look for Gopher Tortoises among the Prickly Pear Cactus. The old homestead can still be seen there and the outskirts of the yard by the old barn is a nice place to have a picnic. As we headed back down the creek, mid morning with a lot more light shining through the trees, it looked like a completely different place. Worth getting up before daylight??? Anytime Baby ;-)!

Kayaking the back waters of Orlando April 5th, 2014













Clear water, good weather and great paddling buddies always makes for an awesome time on the river. The Spider Lilies are starting to come out now. The Convict Caterpillars are doing their thing and the Apple Snails are laying eggs like crazy. There is a good amount of fresh water Muscles, Clams and 3 Whirl Snails in the shallows which is a sign of clean waterways. We found 3 young Gators sunning together and came up on a young non-venomous Brown Water Snake sitting on a Spatterdock. He must have been resting from his long journey across the river. Trying to hide from the Hawks is no easy task and what a colorful sight he was. A picnic at the old cabin and the beautiful blue sky capped the day off nicely.  

A great day for kayaking with the Family March 16, 2014






Wind...Whaaat??? That wasn't going to hold these Adventure Buddies back. The Bald Eagles soared overhead and there were lots of birds to see. The Great Blue Herons are starting to sit on their nests now. Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Cattle Egrets, Moorhens, Tri-colored Herons and Limpkins were all on the move. As we worked our way toward the Manatee area we had a few encounters. In Snake Creek we got to hear a Barred Owl calling, she's a Momma with a nest in a big Pop Ash Tree...just waiting for her babies to hatch. There were a few small Gators there too and several Turtles out sunning. As we drifted back downstream we got a push from the winds while the Spanish Moss swayed in the tree tops. Life is good on the river!

Mother Nature's back at it again ;-) February 24, 2014




I see a Manatee tail, just under her bow

Manatee swirls!


Birds, Birds, Birds! We started out paddling around the island and there they were. We saw American Bitterns, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Great Blue and Little Blue Herons all in their breeding plumage along with Moorhens and White Ibis. The Sandhill Crane was sitting on the nest and that was just the beginning. We got to see a few Gators and some Turtles came out to say hello too. The Bald Eagle watched over us as we looked for the Manatees coming and going. Then a Mother and her Baby swam over and hung out for a bit. It was as if she was showing off her youngster. We got to see the one with the transponder on it too. It's always a nice "Pearl" when Mother Nature shows off her creations and we certainly appreciate her doing that for us ;-).